UFC Middleweight Rankings

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Fighter  Last 3 FightsNext Fight
2018 UFC Signings:
Bevon Lewis
Kevin Holland
Adam Yandiev
2018 UFC Cuts:
Ryan Janes
Tim Williams
Thales Leites (retired)
Rob Wilkinson
Magnus Cedenblad
Vitor Miranda
James Bochnovic
Lyoto Machida
Johny Hendricks (retired)
Eric Spicely
Vitor Belfort (retired)
Robert Whittaker
20-4 (11-2 UFC)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (TKO)
11Yoel Romero
13-3 (9-2 UFC)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Luke Rockhold (KO)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
22Luke Rockhold
16-4 (6-3 UFC)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
W-David Branch (TKO)
L-Michael Bisping (KO)
33Chris Weidman
14-3 (10-3 UFC)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (SUB)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
Ronaldo Souza
UFC 230
11/03/2018
44Kelvin Gastelum
15-3 (10-3 UFC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (DEC)
W-Michael Bisping (KO)
L-Chris Weidman (SUB)
55Ronaldo Souza
25-6 (8-3 UFC)
L-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
W-Derek Brunson (KO)
L-Robert Whittaker (TKO)
Chris Weidman
UFC 230
11/03/2018
66Derek Brunson
18-6 (9-4 UFC)
L-Ronaldo Souza (KO)
W-Lyoto Machida (KO)
W-Daniel Kelly (KO)
Israel Adesanya
UFC 230
11/03/2018
77David Branch
22-4 (4-3 UFC)
W-Thiago Santos (KO)
L-Luke Rockhold (TKO)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
Jared Cannonier
UFC 230
11/03/2018
88Paulo Henrique Costa
12-0 (4-0 UFC)
W-Uriah Hall (TKO)
W-Johny Hendricks (TKO)
W-Oluwale Bamgbose (TKO)
99Isreal Adesanya
14-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Brad Tavares (DEC)
W-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
W-Rob Wilkinson (TKO)
Derek Brunson
UFC 230
11/03/2018
1013Uriah Hall
12-9 (5-7 UFC)
L-Paulo Costa (TKO)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (TKO)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
Bevon Lewis
UFC 232
12/29/2018
1112Thiago Santos
19-6 (11-5 UFC)
W-Eryk Anders (TKO)
W-Kevin Holland (DEC)
L-David Branch (KO)
Jimi Manuwa
UFC 231
12/08/2018
1210Brad Tavares
17-5 (12-5 UFC)
L-Isreal Adesanya (DEC)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (TKO)
W-Thales Leites (DEC)
1311Antonio Carlos Jr.
10-2 (7-2 UFC)
W-Tim Boetsch (SUB)
W-Jack Marshman (SUB)
W-Eric Spicely (SUB)
1414Elias Theodorou
15-2 (7-2 UFC)
W-Trevor Smith (DEC)
W-Daniel Kelly (DEC)
L-Brad Tavares (DEC)
Eryk Anders
UFC 231
12/08/2018
15Cezar Ferreira
13-6 (9-4 UFC)
W-Karl Roberson (SUB)
W-Nate Marquardt (DEC)
L-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
Tom Breese
UFC Fight Night 140
11/17/2018
16Jack Hermansson
17-4 (4-2 UFC)
W-Thales Leites (TKO)
L-Thiago Santos (SUB)
W-Bradley Scott (TKO)
Gerald Meerschaert
UFC on FOX 31
12/15/2018
1715Krzysztof Jotko
19-4 (6-4 UFC)
L-Brad Tavares (TKO)
L-Uriah Hall (TKO)
L-David Branch (DEC)
18Eryk Anders
11-2 (3-2 UFC)
L-Thiago Santos (TKO)
W-Tim Williams (KO)
L-Lyoto Machida (DEC)
Elias Theodorou
UFC 231
12/08/2018
19Tim Boetsch
21-12 (12-11 UFC)
L-Antonio Carlos Jr. (SUB)
W-Johny Hendricks (TKO)
L-Ronaldo Souza (SUB)
20Gerald Meerschaert
28-9 (4-1 UFC)
W-Oskar Piechota (SUB)
W-Eric Spicely (KO)
L-Thiago Santos (TKO)
Jack Hermansson
UFC on FOX 31
12/15/2018
21Tom Breese
11-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-Dan Kelly (TKO)
L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
W-Keita Nakamura (DEC)
Cezar Ferreira
UFC Fight Night 140
11/17/2018
22Daniel Kelly
13-4 (6-4 UFC)
L-Tom Breese (TKO)
L-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
L-Derek Brunson (KO)
23Khalid Murtazaliev
14-2 (1-0 UFC)
W-C.B. Dollaway (TKO)
W-Alexey Sidorenko (DEC)
W-Grzegorz Siwy (TKO)
24C.B. Dollaway
17-9 (11-9 UFC)
L-Khalid Murtazaliev (TKO)
W-Hector Lombard (DQ)
W-Ed Herman (DEC)
25Hector Lombard
34-10-1 (3-8 UFC)
L-Thales Leites (DEC)
L-C.B. Dollaway (DQ)
L-Anthony Smith (KO)
NRJack Marshman
22-7 (2-2 UFC)
L-Antonio Carlos Jr. (SUB)
W-Ryan Janes (DEC)
L-Thiago Santos (TKO)
Karl Roberson
UFC 230
11/03/2018
NRAndrew Sanchez
10-4 (3-2 UFC)
W-Markus Perez (DEC)
L-Ryan Janes (TKO)
L-Anthony Smith (KO)
NRTrevor Smith
15-8 (5-5 UFC)
L-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
W-Chris Camozzi (DEC)
L-Andrew Sanchez (DEC)
NRTrevin Giles
11-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Antonio Braga Neto (KO)
W-James Bochnovic (KO)
W-Ryan Spann (DEC)
NRKarl Roberson
6-1 (1-1 UFC)
L-Cezar Ferreira (SUB)
W-Darren Stewart (SUB)
W-Ryan Spann (KO)
Jack Marshman
UFC 230
11/03/2018
NROskar Piechota
11-1-1 (2-1 UFC)
L-Gerald Meerschaert (SUB)
W-Tim Williams (KO)
W-Jonathan Wilson (DEC)
NROmari Akhmedov
17-4-1 (5-3-1 UFC)
D-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
W-Abdul Razak Alhassan (DEC)
W-Kyle Noke (DEC)
NRMarvin Vettori
12-4-1 (2-2-1 UFC)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
D-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
W-Vitor Miranda (DEC)
NRAlessio di Chirico
12-2 (3-2 UFC)
W-Julian Marquez (DEC)
W-Oluwale Bamgbose (KO)
L-Eric Spicely (SUB)
NRJulian Marquez
7-2 (1-1 UFC)
L-Alessio di Chirico (DEC)
W-Darren Stewart (SUB)
W-Phil Hawes (KO)
NRDarren Stewart
9-3 (2-3 UFC)
W-Charles Byrd (TKO)
W-Eric Spicely (TKO)
L-Julian Marquez (SUB)
Edmen Shahbazyan
Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale
11/30/2018
NRMarkus Perez
10-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Andrew Sanchez (DEC)
W-James Bochnovich (SUB)
L-Eryk Anders (DEC)
NRAbu Azaitar
14-1-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Vitor Miranda (DEC)
W-Michael Arrant (DEC)
W-Danny Davis (DEC)
NRKevin Holland
12-4 (0-1 UFC)
L-Thiago Santos (DEC)
W-Will Santiago (DEC)
W-Teagan Dooley (SUB)
NRAntonio Braga Neto
9-3 (1-2 UFC)
L-Trevin Giles (KO)
L-Clint Hester (DEC)
W-Anthony Smith (SUB)
NRCharles Byrd
10-5 (1-1 UFC)
L-Darren Stewart (TKO)
W-John Phillips (SUB)
W-Randall Wallace (SUB)
NRJonathan Wilson
7-3 (1-3 UFC)
L-Oskar Piechota (DEC)
L-Ion Cutelaba (DEC)
L-Henrique da Silva (TKO)
NRJohn Phillips
21-7 (0-1 UFC)
L-Charles Byrd (SUB)
W-Jose Lacerda (KO)
W-Cheick Kone (KO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Georges St.Pierre
26-2 (20-2 UFC)
W-Michael Bisping (SUB)
W-Johny Hendricks (DEC)
W-Nick Diaz (DEC)
Anderson Silva
34-8 (17-4 UFC)
W-Derek Brunson (DEC)
L-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
L-Michael Bisping (DEC)
Marcelo Guimaraes
9-2-1 (2-2 UFC)
L-Vitor Miranda (TKO)
W-Andy Enz (DEC)
L-Hyun Gyu Lim (KO)
Bevon Lewis
6-0 (0-0 UFC)
W-Alton Cunningham (TKO)
W-Collin Huckbody (DEC)
W-Elias Urbina (TKO)
Uriah Hall
UFC 232
12/29/2018
Keith Berish
5-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Ryan Janes (DEC)
NC-Robert Drysdale (NC)
W-Ariel Sepulveda (SUB)
Edmen Shahbazyan
7-0 (0-0 UFC)
W-Antonio Jones (TKO)
W-Daniel McWilliams (TKO)
W-Aaron Hamilton (TKO)
Darren Stewart
Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale
11/30/2018
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23 Comments on this post.
  • jerjapan
    29 January 2017 at 8:55 AM
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    Love this site, but you got Spicely and Alvey mixed up … Alvey is the one on the four fight winning streak with a recent victory over the guy ranked ahead of him …

    • Patrick Johnson
      13 February 2017 at 5:46 AM
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      Went to Spicely’s record says he has lost 1 but if you scroll down it shows he lost to Alvey and sanchez..

    • D.C. Ross
      9 March 2017 at 8:10 PM
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      I hear you on Spicely vs. Alvey. Reminds me of when Brenneman defeated Rick Story. Yes, Alvey submitted Spicely, but after that Alvey lost a decision to Elias Theodorou. Elias was then soundly beaten by Thiago Santos. Then in a huge upset, Spicely submitted Santos.

      Until a few things sort out, the timeline is…Spicely>Santos>Theodorou>Alvey. Many can argue that Alvey’s biggest win is Marquardt, but remember, Santos beat Marquardt and Spicely beat Santos afterwards.

  • Patrick Johnson
    15 December 2016 at 9:57 AM
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    I think your tuff 23 winner will rise in this chart after his next fight. He is your #31 but already beat your # 19. That kid is tough/tuff/tough! He seems to get better every fight.

    • D.C. Ross
      15 December 2016 at 9:44 PM
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      Sanchez has looked real good. All he needs is a step up in competition to prove he belongs amongst the elite. He does have that win over Spicely, but that was prior to Spicely upsetting Thiago Santos. Thank you for your insight.

  • A.K johnson
    3 December 2016 at 11:38 PM
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    He killed by marshman

  • Mr.Snrub
    6 December 2014 at 7:43 PM
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    CM Punk is gonna die in the Octagon isn’t he?

  • Marcelo Menezes
    10 October 2013 at 8:08 AM
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    I wanna see Francis Carmont x Ronaldo Souza

    • Marcelo Menezes
      28 November 2013 at 9:55 AM
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      Thanks UFC!!!

      • D.C. Ross
        28 November 2013 at 11:28 AM
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        Agreed, thanks to the UFC and all of the fighters that give up time with their families to entertain us.

        • Andrew Craig
          25 April 2014 at 9:23 AM
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          Carmont entertains you?

  • Joe
    17 February 2013 at 5:34 AM
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    • rankingmma
      17 February 2013 at 9:17 AM
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      Thank you for the link and update. The change has been made.

  • rankingmma
    12 January 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    Done!

  • admin
    18 November 2012 at 10:52 AM
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    I do count it as a loss, but look at what was happening before the illegal shots were landed. Cote was rocked by Sakara’s big elbows and would have likely been finished had Sakara landed some legal blows.

    I want you to look back at Erick Silva vs. Carlo Prater before thinking I am crazy for the new rankings. Did you have Prater ranked above Silva after the DQ? I don’t think anyone did because Silva was surely going to win the fight had he not been disqualified. It is the same exact situation here with Cote-Sakara.

  • Jerry Clark
    14 November 2012 at 7:23 AM
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    Shoulb be Bisping Vs Weidmen and winnner should get
    title shot.

  • dWd
    22 October 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    Vitor Belfort should be No2,right?

  • dWd
    24 September 2012 at 8:48 PM
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    Well i was wrong about Stann and Bisping,Bisping fought smart and got the win.I agree with you putting him as No.1 contender,but i think there’s little chance of him points fighting his way to victory over Silva.As far as my rankings go,i’m moving Stann down rather than Bisping up.

    • admin
      25 September 2012 at 8:27 AM
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      It’s still tough ranking Bisping ahead of Weidman, but Weidman is lacking overall experience against the elite of the division. We know what we have with Bisping, a well-rounded fighter that has been able to hold his own against everyone not named Dan Henderson.

      Stann’s ground game is still holding him back and likely always will. All of his recent losses (Bisping, Sonnen, Davis, Soszynski) were attributed to him being taken down to the ground. Stann hits like a truck, but he can’t do that from his back.

      Anderson Silva vs. Bisping does not bode well for “The Count,” but he deserves his shot more so than some other former title challengers (Leites, Cote, Maia). Bisping has fought 17 times for the UFC since TUF 3. He has basically carried the flag for England’s MMA scene over the last 5 years. Plus, Silva vs. Bisping will create a lot more hype rather than Silva vs. Weidman. Sure, Weidman has the better chance of beating Silva, but Weidman is also just a few fights into his UFC career. This might be Bisping’s best and only shot at fighting for a title.

      • dWd
        25 September 2012 at 11:57 PM
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        Bisping is no chance if were being honest. Weidman needs clear win over Tim Boetsch now to pressure Dana to put him ahead of Bisping.

        • admin
          26 September 2012 at 9:23 AM
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          Yes, you are correct on both points. I wouldn’t mind seeing Bisping vs. Franklin in the meantime. People are sleeping on Franklin due to his age and inactivity, but the guy has more than held his own at MW. Bisping/Franklin could probably headline a European fight card. Of course this is all dependent on Franklin beating Cung Le next month.

  • dWdHELLCAT
    5 September 2012 at 11:43 PM
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    i have stann at 5 and bisping at 10,and stann wins,probably by knockout,but hey we’ll see. and has vitor really moved to LHW? or is his fight with jones just a one off? and i’m gunna wait till sonnen actually fights at LHW before i rank him as one.

    • admin
      6 September 2012 at 8:04 PM
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      I think Stann is a solid pick in this fight, but Bisping’s underrated wrestling may be the difference maker. As for Belfort, I agree with you, he is probably moving back to middleweight should he lose.

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